We Were Soldiers2002

Director: Randall Wallace
Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 138 minutes

We Were Soldiers is a 2002 American war film that dramatizes the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965. The film was directed by Randall Wallace and stars Mel Gibson. It is based on the book We Were Soldiers Once… And Young (1992) by Lieutenant Ge… more »

[Julie Moore is hosting a meeting of officers' wives.]

Catherine:
The laundromat in town's okay, but they won't let you wash your colored things in their machines.

Barbara:
At a public laundromat?

Catherine:
Didn't make any sense to me either, but I'm telling you — they have a big sign right in the window, says "Whites Only". [an awkward silence]) What?

Alma:
Honey, they mean white people only.

Catherine:
That's awful. Your husband is wearing the uniform of a country that allows a place to... to say that his laundry's not good enough, when he could die for... I'm sorry, I just —

Alma:
That's all right, honey. I know what my husband's fighting for, and that's why I can smile. My husband will never ask for respect, and he'll give respect to no man who hasn't earned it. The rest of his family's the same way. And anybody who doesn't respect that can keep his goddamn washing machine, 'cause my baby's clothes are gonna be clean anyway!

Julie:
[amid general laughter] Well, I guess that takes care of item number two!

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